The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (2-DVD) - DVD (1978) for $24.40 from OLDIES.com Drama The chant of the underdog - Order by Phone 1-800-336-4627 , Fred Schepisi said the Americans regarded the film as a Western and it led to him being offered the chance to direct one. Separate up to five addresses with commas (,). He carried a banner for all the Jimmies. We might well be appalled at them but that's how it was. Governor and a fellow Aborigine worker, Jacky Underwood, massacred four white women and a boy in 1900 for abusing Governor and his white teenage wife, Ethel; the fugitives carried out four more revenge killings before they were captured. A part-white Aborigine attacks racism with violence in circa-1900 Australia. The story is about an exploited Aboriginal Australian who commits murder and goes into hiding. The name field is required. In English, with optional subtitles in English SDH; closed-captioned in English. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith is a 1978 Australian drama film directed, written and produced by Fred Schepisi, and starring Tom E. Lewis (billed at the time as Tommy Lewis), Freddy Reynolds and Ray Barrett. In his late teens when the film was made, Tommy Lewis (or Tom E Lewis), was Balang TE Lewis, who became a prolific actor, musician and champion of Aboriginal traditions; he died suddenly at 59 in May 2018. It is listed on the back of the case as Region A, B, C and plays in my Region A machine. You may have already requested this item. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. But Bryan Brown is fine in a small part as a mouthy bloke – and the handsome, charismatic Lewis excels in the lead role. A DVD that you may also want to watch on this subject is Rabbit Proof Fence. Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2010. Filming began on 8 August 1977 and went for fourteen weeks. - Readers' Favorite, "A homecoming tale unlike any other" - Windy City Reviews, Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Tommy Lewis, Ray Barrett, Jack Thompson. Feeling outcast among the Aboriginal people, Jimmie moves to the city and gets a job working for a white family. A young couple, living in a campus apartment complex, are repeatedly harassed by an eccentric plumber, who subjects them to a series of bizarre mind games while making unnecessary repairs to their bathroom. Fred Schepisi’s The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) was the Australian New Wave film that most rigorously confronted the cataclysmic effect of British and Irish colonisation on the country’s Aboriginal people.It helped pave the way for such 21st century racial dramas as indigenous director Warwick Thornton’s Samson and Delilah and Sweet Country and Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale. Everything works here: performances, photography which captures something of 19th century Australian paintings, great music that evoked the tragedy of Jimmy's plight, and intelligent script and direction. The film won the Best Original Music Score (Bruce Smeaton), Best Actress in a Lead Role (Angela Punch McGregor) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Ray Barrett) and was nominated for 9 more awards at the Australian Film Institute (AFI) for 1978. Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2018. The white women who helped deliver the baby implore Gilda to leave Jimmie; they’re among those he spontaneously kills when he’s exploited one time too many. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The subject field is required. Free delivery for many products! [Fred Schepisi; Ian Baker; Brian Kavanagh; Bruce Smeaton; Tommy Lewis; Freddy Reynolds; Angela Punch McGregor; Ray Barrett; Jack Thompson; Thomas Keneally; Film House (Firm); Australian Film Commission. It is definitely in my all time top 5. Among career interviews with Schepisi and Baker and other featurettes, Lewis’s reminiscences are the stuff of anguish and resistance. It's not just thrilling - although it certainly is that - it's also intelligently written and directed. Jimmie (Tommy Lewis) is a half-white, half-aborigine young man raised by a Methodist minister. We can condemn retrospectively - just as we condemn the Holocaust and other outrages - but we also have to understand that the capacity for humans to inflict these outrages pre-dates history and will always lurk ready to appear. The 1978 Film is a based on the Booker Prize-nominated novel of the same name by Thomas Keneally. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 13, 2009. Shortly after the birth, Jimmie's full-caste half-brother Mort and uncle Tabidgi arrive, and Jimmie enlists their help in his fence-building work. Copyright 2020 Zeus. Jimmie Blacksmith is a young Aboriginal half-caste raised in rural Australia at the turn of the century, a boy initiated by his tribe but also educated by a stern Methodist minister. On the night of the 1969 federal election he invites a small group of friends to celebrate a predicted ... See full summary ». The way it charts Jimmie's reponse to being pulled simultaneously towards his aboriginal and white ancestry, and his journey from earnest self-improver to hate-filled avenger to lost soul is fantastic. It is... See full summary ». The DVD is compatible with all region codes and includes special features such as the theatrical trailer and audio commentary with Fred Schepisi. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith was released on DVD with a new print by Umbrella Entertainment in November 2008. Directed by Fred Schepisi. With Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Ray Barrett. This is a Region Free Blu-ray, not Region B locked. Looking for a movie the entire family can enjoy? Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Your request to send this item has been completed. The crux of the plot revolves around Jimmys revenge, and the white societys way of punishing a monster that they, in essence, created. The film's budget was raised from a variety of sources; $350,000 plus a loan of $50,000 from the Australian Film Commission, $350,000 from the Victorian Film Corporation, $200,000 from Hoyts, $250,000 from Schepisi. Jimmie then works for a local constable, Farrell, who uses him as muscle against other Aboriginals, including having to capture a former friend who is later molested and murdered while in custody, and forced to cover up the death.
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